Understanding Root Causes-Connecting Families to Health Resources in Your Community

Understanding Root Causes-Connecting Families to Health Resources in Your Community

Tuesday, April 21st, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Presented by May Erouart, MPH, Children’s Health Fund

Many current health and educational disparities have their roots in institutionalized racism and policies that resulted in segregation and the limiting of access for communities of color to resources and infrastructure. Due to this history, the way that we engage in this work is just as important as the doing of the work in the first place. This webinar provides a comprehensive toolkit for school staff to utilize in referring families to health services available in the community via methods that increase referral follow-through. This interactive webinar allows participants to explore resource lists available online and through local health departments, begin mapping resources in their community, and practice referring families to local health services.

Learning Objectives

  • Review and discuss historical roots of health and educational disparities
  • Discuss strategies for collaborating with school staff to help refer families to community-based health resources
  • Describe how to identify resources in the community and create a tailored resource guide

Webinar Resources:

This webinar is eligible for 1 CECH for CHES/MCHES through NCHEC, 1 NAPNAP Contact Hour through NAPNAP, or 1 General Continuing Education Hour. You may earn CEs by attending the live webinar, or by completing the knowledge check at a later date. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar.  Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.